Don’t forget to look behind!

This class is focused on the whole back of our bodies. Especially for those who sit a lot this is a great class, before or after work, it’s easy, not too long and great for your energy!

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Reconnect

This is a shorter yin practice designed to reconnect ourselves to our own inner intelligence and wisdom. Placing the focus on the liver and gall bladder meridians we use the poses to gently irrigate the body with new energy and calmness.

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What are chakras and why should we care?

This is an attempt explore the possibility that chakras may not be as far-fetched as we normally think. Science gives us an entrance, but it cannot – yet – take us all the way, so some open mindedness is definitely required. It is my experience that the reward is definitely worth it, as chakra explorations […]

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The Fourth Limb: Prana is not breath but what makes us breathe

Pranayama is not the same as breathing exercises but they are definitely related. After exercising our nirodha on our outer life – our social behaviour with yamas and niyamas and our physical body with asana – we now fine tune our efforts and direct them to more subtle territory.

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Nyasa meditation 2

In this meditation we let our awareness flow over the ‘energetic’ spine, from the tailbone to the crown of the head. For a lot of us its difficult to ‘feel’ the spine, so sometimes we need to visualise it. We just take a look at the skeleton to see where the spine runs, how it […]

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Yin It

This is not a full on yin session but one you can use to “yin” yourself out a bit; we don’t stay as long in the poses but enough to calm down, connect and relax. In just half an hour we get a delicious yin bath to balance things down when necessary.

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the Meridian clock: afternoon- bladder and kidney meridians

This class is best done somewhere between 3-7 pm, stimulating Bladder (3-5pm) and Kidney (5-7pm) meridian energy. In this class we explain how the Kidney (front) and Bladder (back) meridians run over the body. In the afternoon, round tea time bladder meridian is best stimulated, by slowing down a little, at the end of the […]

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Meditation on Third Chakra

Manipura, the third chakra, is maybe the chakra that is most active collectively in our time and age. It relates to our tendency to worry and its opposite, our capacity to feel contentment; to our attachment to likes and dislikes and our discipline to overcome personal tendencies. This is not a long lecture on the […]

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Power Hour

This is a full vinyasa class, I would say its level 2, however you can always try and do what ever you can do! remember childspose is always an option, not only in a live class but with us at The Fat Yogis too! We will start easy, waking up, and moving the body for […]

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Assisted Yin

This is a routine taught by our teachers Paul and Suzee Grilley designed to offer some of the yin benefits while working with a partner. It can be very relaxing and beneficial, both for experienced yogis who feel they can surrender completely to absolute beginners who can just relax and be worked upon. There are […]

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Evening express: preparing the body for the night

It happens to us all: to much energy right before going to bed, or not being able to sleep, counting sheep doesn’t help, so this evening express can help you to slow down your energy, preparing your body for a good night rest. So a great class to do right before going to bed, or […]

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Short Physical Prep for Meditation

This is not really a class, just a short sequence of movements I enjoy doing before I sit to meditate. It is meant to stimulate some chi flow through the body, which I find it helps me to sit longer. As I say in the introduction, everybody is different; you may find you don’t need […]

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15 minutes 15 poses

This is a short practice for you who don’t have a lot of time, We’ll do about 15 poses (left and right count as 2 poses) in about 15 minutes! Not too intense not too easy. Enjoy!

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The Third Limb: Asana, taking care of your meat suit

We have braced the waters of yamas and niyamas and arrived at what Patanjali calls the third limb of yoga, or the third level where we want to affect our conscious influence. As most of us know, asanas are the physical poses we do in our practice. We need to live as well as we […]

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Meditation 101 an introduction

In this 5 minute meditation beginners lesson we start to concentrate on the breath, to see if we can become silent, you can repeat this class over and over, to get in to the habit of meditation.

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The Basics for beginners

A beginners class for those of you who have never done yoga before and those who just want to practice a little slower! We are moving through some sun salutations and a few standing poses before getting back to the floor again.

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Gentle Healing Practice

Coming back to the mat after feeling sick or for any other reason can be discouraging and difficult. This practice helps us give the body the gentle shower of kindness and regeneration we so need. We take time to let the body find its way slowly and give spine, thorax and lungs renewed chi.

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The fourth niyama: svadhyaya, know thyself

Self-knowledge is indeed the most powerful tool for transformation and for owning our life and choices. It encourages us to look within in full honesty and friendliness and discover what truly motivates us in our actions.

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